Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Super Bowl Sunday is the 2nd largest food consumption day for Americans after Thanksgiving, according to the USDA. With barbecue-smothered fried chicken and fries, we’re sure to rack up the calories. So here are some tips for a healthy football eats. 1: Chili: Opt for lean meats–turkey chili is my fave!   Read More ...

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This winter, I had the opportunity to travel to Haiti with my sister and grandfather to visit family members and learn firsthand about the rich Haitian culture. While there, I picked up on a few healthy lifestyle habits that we can implement no matter where we are.         Read More ...

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1. Start the day with a small breakfast. Although you may want to starve yourself until the big feast, this will control your appetite and help you control portion sizes during the feast. 2. Scan the entire array of food. Take a moment to plan out your plate before piling   Read More ...

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We often concern ourselves with the amount of calories in our foods, but what about in our drinks? When calorie-counting, are you accounting for the 140 calories in the orange juice you had with your breakfast this morning? Or the 150 calories of whole milk you added to your cereal?   Read More ...

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Chia seeds have made a comeback in the 21st century. Originally eaten by the Aztecs and the Mayans, these non-gluten seeds are packed with nutrients including omega-3s, protein and fiber. They’re seen in both black and white, although white is preferred due to its almost invisibility when baking. Find out   Read More ...

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How much caffeine do you consume on a daily basis? Are you consuming more than you should? Caffeine affects our body’s ability to absorb calcium and Vitamin D, which are vital for our bone strength. Overconsumption of caffeine may lead to a decrease in bone density, which can then lead   Read More ...

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It’s best to exercise on a light but nutrient-filled stomach. This may sound like an oxymoron, but this can be done through avoiding foods that are high in fat and fiber, and instead consuming high amounts of carbohydrates and moderate amounts of protein. Your pre-workout meal and portions will depend   Read More ...

Gelatin is more than just an ingredient in Jell-o and marshmallows. It’s used in many of our daily foods and products. What is it? Gelatin is protein derived from animals—usually cow or pigs—by boiling skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones and is found in various foods, cosmetics and drugs. Original   Read More ...

Categories: Nutrition, Recipes, Sweet

Sometimes, there’s just not enough time for a full-course meal. Whether you’re a college student, a mom on-the-go, or a youngster who can’t yet cook, instant cup noodles seem like the perfect lunch or afternoon snack. But does it give you all the nutrients your body expects from a meal?   Read More ...

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Statistics show that more and more Americans are becoming obese. But it doesn’t seem like food manufacturers are taking this into account when deciding on food ingredients. Therefore, we have to be responsible for making changes in our own diet so as to reduce our consumption of unhealthy and fattening   Read More ...

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To be healthy ≠ to be skinny. There are healthy ways to lose weight and there are unhealthy ways to lose weight. Unhealthy ways to lose weight: Stop eating completely Skip a meal Only eat fruits and vegetables Cut out entire food groups (i.e. carbohydrates, fats) Work out excessively without   Read More ...

We often think about how to keep our body healthy and looking sharp, but do you ever think about keeping your brain healthy? Certain foods help us generate more brain cells, keeping our brains active. Our brain needs 3 things in order to stay healthy: omega-3 fats, (which is the   Read More ...

Categories: Mental Health, Nutrition

  Eating breakfast deprives you of extra sleep. And more comes out of your wallet at the grocery store. If you’re trying to lose weight, you might think breakfast is one meal you could skip. But is it really helping you lose weight? Is it really saving you money? You   Read More ...

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When you visit the grocery store, do you settle for the cheaper option of white bread? Or do you pay the extra buck for the whole grain bread? As the saying says, ‘You get what you paid for.’ White bread is often processed, fattening, and lacks valuable nutrients. The extra   Read More ...

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You’ve all used vinegar for cooking or had it in your dressing, but have you drank it in juice or used it to cure burns and itchy insects bites? Of all the types of vinegar, distilled and apple cider vinegar are the most commonly used. But they don’t share the   Read More ...

Categories: Drinks, Nutrition, Recipes

Our dinner table is not complete without a cup of green tea besides each plate. My mother always tells my sister and I that green tea is good for our body. It’s part of the reason why Japanese people are known to live long and healthy lives. Here are some   Read More ...

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Some people are born with high metabolism—the energy our bodies use up at rest—while others aren’t. But no matter your metabolic rate, you can use these tips to boost your metabolism and keep it up as you age.   Eat breakfast: A healthy breakfast consists of carbs and protein. Whole-grain   Read More ...

Well, maybe that’s a little extreme, and I may be exaggerating a bit. But I got your attention, didn’t I? Although drinking too much soda may not directly kill us, it can cause serious health concerns such as obesity, kidney damage, high blood pressure, and even certain cancers, not to   Read More ...

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Do you drink water… when you get up in the morning? before, during and after a workout? each time you use the bathroom? with each meal, even snacks? I’m guilty of not drinking enough water throughout the day. Drinking only when we’re thirsty is not enough! Our body depends on   Read More ...

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Don’t you hate going to Cracker Barrel and not being able to order anything but a biscuit and a slice of ham? Don’t you hate having breakfast in a hotel when all you can eat is dry cereal? It’s hard for us non-dairy eaters! It’s even harder for us to   Read More ...

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On a good hair day, I walk out of my dorm room with confidence, I speak up more in class, and I strut down the city campus with my head held high. I’m even guilty of using a good hair day as an excuse not to workout. :p My curls   Read More ...

Categories: Girly, Nutrition

Being half-Japanese, rice is a must with every meal. But white rice can shoot up the calorie count. So our family tried something new. We traded the rice for dark green lettuce. We wrapped beef in sunny lettuce: This is a great way to reduce bad carbs and boost your   Read More ...

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There’s processed salt in our food that can be dangerous to our body! What: MSG is a form of concentrated and processed salt that comes from sugar beets. Where: This appalling ingredient can be found in spicy corn chips, certain Chinese foods, ranch dressing, sausages, many meats (including barbequed, smoked   Read More ...

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There are two types of fats that our bodies need and they each serve different purposes. Omega-3s reduce inflammation and can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis. On the other hand, omega-6s increase inflammation. The majority of Americans consume way too much omega-6s and much too   Read More ...

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There’s a reason why many Japanese people don’t show signs of aging and live a longer life. It’s not genetics; they simply eat better. Japanese people live longer and healthier lives than anyone else in the world. With the lowest obesity rate in the developed world, Japanese people can anticipate   Read More ...

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